Thirst

An increased thirst is normal in conditions such as hot weather, exercise, increased exertion, and similar situations. An abnormal or excessive thirst, also called polydipsia, can be the symptom of various disorders.

Dehydration is one obvious cause, and this can ...

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Causes

Simple causes of thirst include:

  • Normal. It could simply be normal thirstiness.
  • Dehydration
  • Heat exposure
  • Exercise or exertion
  • Reduced fluid
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